Originally released as an insert into the seminal avant-garde “Source” magazine, this is a recording of members of Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), performing Allan Bryant’s “Pitch Out” for three guitars and electronics. Musica Elettronica Viva was the premiere experimental electronic music ensembles performing live music during the 1960s and 70s. Bryant, a founding member of MEV, is an American composer noted for his reexamination of the electric guitar as a source of electronic sounds... Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, Electro-acoustic, Electronic, Aleatory music, Guitar music
Phil Lesh and Gary Lambert present music from New York guitarist-composer Bill Horvitz. After a brief introduction a series of musical selections are heard including recordings of a jazz ensemble performing “The Mirrored Heart” and “The Way It Feels,” both recorded on December 5, 1986 at Roulette in New York City. Sandwiched in between are three compositions for solo electric guitar. The first, “Coyote Man in the Center of the Sun,” was commissioned for a celebration of the Summer... Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, Rex Radio series, Interview, Jazz, Guitar Music
From a program recorded on December 7, 1989, Henry Kaiser interviews fellow avant-garde jazz guitarist Derek Bailey. Bailey is an English guitarist who started out as a rather conventional commercial session player, but in the early 1960s he met Gavin Bryars and other experimental avant-garde musicians and soon forged his own unique style of guitar playing. His distinctive playing typically features unusual notes and timbres, often in unique juxtaposition to each other, as well as different... Topics: KPFA-FM, Interview, Music, Improvisation, Jazz, Guitar music
Guitar virtuoso David Tanenbaum discusses new works extending the language of the instrument with Charles Amirkhanian. (from KPFA Folio) Topics: KPFA-FM, Morning Concert series, Interview, 20th Century Classical, Music, Guitar Music
From a program recorded on September 9, 1992, guitar virtuoso and professor, David Tanenbaum joins Charles Amirkhanian for a second program of contemporary guitar music, this time focusing on new works for guitar and instrumental ensemble. Works heard include two by Dutch composer, Chiel Meijering, performed by the Amsterdam Guitar Trio with additional help from violist, Esther Apituley. Also included in this program is a composition for guitar, oboe d’amore, and orchestra by Tōru Takemitsu,... Topics: KPFA-FM, Morning Concert series, Guitar music: Music, Interview, 20th century classical
Other Minds presents a live recording of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” performed at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA. on November 17, 2013. This performance features a large ensemble of electric guitarists mostly from Northern California but also includes some from around the United States as well as the United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina and the Netherlands. In 1977, composer Rhys Chatham, first artistic director of famed New York multi-disciplinary art space The Kitchen, was working... Topics: Other Minds, Rhys Chatham, Music, Guitar music, large ensembles, A Secret Rose, Avant-garde,...